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Take Note: Kim Dulin, Michelle Durocher, Jaime McAllister-Grande, Steven Riel

Staff accomplishments for December 10, 2013.


Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to Kira Poplowski, director of communications.

Kim Dulin, co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab and associate director for collection development at the Law School Library, discussed the project on Georgia Tech Library's "Lost in the Stacks," the nation's only rock 'n roll library radio show. Listen to her interview here. Kim previously worked as a law librarian at Boston and Northeastern Universities, and also practiced as an attorney. She holds a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law, an MS from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science and a BA from the University of Iowa.

Michelle Durocher, head of metadata management, discussed the Author Names Project, supported by the Library Lab, at the 2013 Charleston Conference. Previous to her current position, Michelle served as associate director and then director of Harvard College Library Technical Services. She received an ALB from the Harvard Extension School and a MSLIS from Simmons.

Jaime McAllister-Grande, manager for user services and direct access processing, was awarded the 2012-13 Carol Ishimoto Award for Distinguished Service. The award recognizes a member or group of the professional staff who advances the mission of the Library through exceptional contributions and leadership. Before joining the library system, Jaime worked at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (GSE), the Huntington Theatre Company and Urban Improv. She has an MA from GSE and a BA from the College of the Holy Cross.

Steven Riel, manager of serials cataloging, authored a full-length collection of poetry, Fellow Odd Fellow, which will be published by Trio House Press. Steven’s other publications include How to Dream, The Spirit Can Crest and Postcard from P-Town. In addition to his work at Harvard, he served for several years as poetry editor for RFD magazine. Steven received a BA from Georgetown University, an MSLIS from Simmons and an MFA from New England College.